Matteo Ballottari

foto Ballottari,  October 27, 2017
Position
Associate Professor
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Research sector (ERC)
LS9_6 - Forestry and biomass production (including biofuels)

LS9_4 - Plant sciences (including crop production, plant breeding, agroecology, soil biology)

Office
Ca' Vignal 1,  Floor -1,  Room S.10
Telephone
045 802 7807
E-mail
matteo|ballottari*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Personal web page
https://www.solelab.org/

Office Hours

Wednesday, Hours 10:00 AM, ,  

Curriculum
  • pdf   CV   (pdf, it, 968 KB, 22/12/16)

Prof. Matteo Ballottari research activities are focused on the bio-exploitation of solar energy for the production of food, fuels and high value products. Different metabolic processes at the base of solar energy utilization are subject of investigation mostly in microalgae but also in plants, focusing on how biomass and metabolites accumulation can be improved through an interdisciplinary approach from plant physiology to biochemistry, biophysics, genetics and bioinformatics. Microalgae are organisms of interest due to their application as alternative and innovative system for solar light utilization, which are not in competition with traditional agriculture.  Research works are extended to genomic and transcriptomic approaches to target  biotechnological intervention. Research activities are substained by several national (PRIN) and european (ERC-Starting Grant SOLENALGAE) grants, and joint projects with national and international companies involved in different industry sectors. Matteo Ballottari is a member of SIBV (Società Italiana di Biologia Vegetale), ISPR (International Society of Photosynthesis Research) and was selected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 18.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2018/2019)   6    (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics Molecular biology workshop (2018/2019)   6    [II turno] (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2017/2018)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2017/2018)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2016/2017)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2016/2017)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-exploitation of solar energy (2015/2016)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2015/2016)   6   
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2014/2015)   6   
Interuniversity Master's degree in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials Principles of Biochemistry (2013/2014)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology [Cognomi A-E] (2010/2011)   12    BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: I
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II (Teoria)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics (until 2008-2009) General Biology (2008/2009)   5   

 

Research groups

SOLE-LAB (SOLAR ENERGY BIOEXPLOITATION LAB)
Laboratorio di Fotosintesi
Biochimica e fisiologia molecolare della fotosintesi
Skills
Topic Description Research area
Plant Physiology Molecular physiology of abiotic stress response in photosynthetic organisms, plant and unicellular algae Biotecnologie vegetali
Plant Sciences - Plant Sciences
Protein chemistry and Enzymology Comprensione delle relazioni struttura, dinamica e funzione di proteine, e dei meccanismi di funzionamento degli enzimi Proteomica strutturale, funzionale e di espressione
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Projects
Title Starting date
OCARALGAE: Industrial production of Omega3 and carotenoids by microalgae cultivation 4/1/17
Industrial production of Omega3 and carotenoids by microalgae cultivation 3/1/17
SOLENALGAE 3/1/16
PRIN 2012 Miglioramento della produzione di biocombustibili e molecole ad elevato valore aggiunto in alghe unicellulari 3/8/14
L’EVOLUZIONE DEI MECCANISMI DI RACCOLTA DELLA LUCE E FOTOPROTEZIONE NEGLI ORGANISMI FOTOSINTETICI EUCARIOTICI, E POSSIBILI APPLICAZIONI PER LA PRODUZIONE DI BIOENERGIE 7/1/11
Towards a better sunlight to biomass conversion efficiency in microalgae (SUNBIOPATH) 1/1/10
Control of light use efficiency in plants and algae-from light to harvest (HARVEST) 10/1/09
Laboratorio nazionale di genomica e postgenomica degli organismi di interesse agrario 9/12/09
La costruzione del pianeta Terra: evoluzione dei sistemi di raccolta dell’energia solare nelle piante prima e durante la colonizzazione delle terre emerse. 2/27/09
OTTIMIZZAZIONE DELLA PRODUZIONE BIOLOGIA DI IDROGENO DA CHLAMYDOMONAS REINHARDTII (HYDROBIO) 1/1/09
Analisi strutturale e funzionale dell'apparato fotosintetico di genotipi di mais in condizioni di stress 2/9/07
Regolazione del turnover delle proteine in cloroplasti e cromoplasti. (2007) 1/1/07
Nuovi sistemi di produzione e gestione dell’energia 7/28/05
Meccanismi molecolari della fotosintesi 11/5/02
Costituzione di una rete di ricerca su 'Genomica e funzioni geniche della risposta delle piante a stress ambientali' (PlantTSTRESS) 11/5/02